Gurbani Word Of The Day: hasnaa

ਹਸਨਾ (hasnaa)

Meaning: noun: Laughing, rejoicing.

ਸਹਜਿ ਬੈਰਾਗੁ  ਸਹਜੇ ਹੀ ਹਸਨਾ ਸਹਜੇ ਚੂਪ  ਸਹਜੇ ਹੀ ਜਪਨਾ 
ਸਹਿਜ ਵਿਚ ਹੀ ਉਹ ਵੈਰਾਗ ਕਰਦਾ, ਸਹਿਜ ਵਿਚ ਹੀ ਹਸਦਾ ਹੈ। ਸਹਿਜ ਵਿਚ ਹੀ ਉਹ ਚੁਪ ਧਾਰਣ ਕਰਦਾ, ਸਹਿਜ ਵਿਚ ਹੀ ਜਪਦਾ (ਬੋਲਦਾ) ਹੈ।

sahaj bairaag  sahaje hee has-naa. sahaje choop  sahaje hee japanaa.
In poise he cries, in poise he laughs. In poise he remains silent, in poise he speaks. –Guru Arjun Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 236

Message: An aspirant of spirituality aspires for the state of true wisdom: a state beyond all worldly dispositions, where the mind is stabilized in perfect happiness and peace. In such a state, the life of a person is very natural. Virtue and love are revealed spontaneously through his or her inner-self. Their entire life is without any pretentions. Their leaning toward virtue is intuitive, not because of any stubbornness, greed or pressure.

Such a state is realized when one implants the Guru’s teachings in one’s heart, cuts one’s connections with vices and keeps one’s senses under control. He or she does every activity of life, waking or sleeping, crying or laughing, speaking or keeping silence –in a state of perfect peace and poise.

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. -George Sand, a French writer, 1804-1876

Etymology: From Sanskrit hasan (laughing) → Pali hasan (laughter) → Prakrit hasaṇ → Gujarati hasṇu (joke).


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